Circular Economy

North America and Asia Pacific
10 weeks
Startups and non-profit organizations

Google for Startups Accelerator: Circular Economy is a 10-week virtual accelerator program for Seed to Series A technology startups and non-profit organizations based in North America and Asia Pacific. The accelerator is designed to bring the best of Google's programs, products, people, network and technology to those working towards a waste-free world.

North America and Asia Pacific
10 weeks
Startups and non-profit organizations

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About the program

About the program

Google for Startups Accelerator: Circular Economy is a 10-week virtual program for Seed to Series A technology startups and non-profit organizations based in North America and Asia-Pacific. It’s designed to bring the best of Google’s programs, products, people, network, and technology to the most innovative and impactful innovators working to realize a future without waste.

In addition to mentorship and project support on technical subjects like artificial intelligence and machine learning, geospatial, and Google Cloud, the Accelerator will focus on product design, customer acquisition, leadership development, expert-led circular economy deep dives, workshops, cutting-edge research, and leadership development.

Each cohort will comprise 10-15 organizations using technology to tackle circular economy challenges. These challenges include reuse, refill, recycling, composting, fashion, food, safe and circular materials, and the built environment.

Key benefits

  • Equity-free support

    Ten weeks of equity-free support

  • Mentoring

    Mentoring from 20+ Google teams

  • Training

    Training on design, marketing, and leadership

  • Strategic support

    Support on company and product strategy

  • Product credits

    Google product credits for your tech stack

  • Early access

    Early access to new Google products and tools

  • Access to experts

    Access to Google's network of industry experts

  • Technical project partnership

    Partnership on advanced technology project

Key dates

  • October 2022

    Applications open

  • November 2022

    Applications close

  • February 2023

    Program start

  • March 2023

    Bootcamp

  • April 2023

    Tech Sprint

  • May 2023

    Graduation

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Frequently asked questions

Does the Accelerator take equity?

No, all Google for Startups Accelerator programs provide technical mentorship, product resources, networking opportunities, and support without taking equity.

When does the Accelerator run?

The accelerator will be announced and start accepting applications on October 3rd. The cohort will be announced in February 2023 and mentoring will commerce between February to April 2023. We aim to graduate the cohort in May 2023. The program will run for 10-weeks.

What is the program capacity?

Each cohort will host approximately 10-15 companies.